Does Generating a Silence Count as Edit or Process?

Need to add a silence to a FLAC track to sync to a video. Now searching and reading a number of post here I can turn dither off if i’m just editing, and not actually processing.

Now it might be a bit of a daft question but does generating a silence count as an edit or processing?

You can turn dither off. Dither is (very-slight) noise so you wouldn’t want to add it to silence.

…You don’t hear dither (or the effects of dither) under normal conditions so it’s not a big deal one way or the other.

…And the “editing” & “processing” thing… There’s no reason to dither the audio that’s not changed.